Emmanuelle Larroque
Chief Executive Officer, Social Builder
Emmanuelle Larroque

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we urgently need to close the gender gap in the digital sector. While the access gap remains important, it is rapidly being surpassed by the skills gap. Among the complex root causes of this gap is the pervading socio-cultural mindset that technology is for men. Women today hold less than 25% of all jobs in the global tech industry, with this proportion dropping drastically in higher-paid leadership or technical fields. Combined with digital skills fast becoming a prerequisite to stay in the labour market, women risk becoming increasingly excluded from decent work. Social Builder is a not-for-profit social enterprise that designs and deploys innovative and scalable solutions empowering women to thrive in the digital economy.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Through our leadership on Generation Equality Action Coalition on Technology & Innovation for Generation Equality, I commit to create a free online platform and mobile app,Social Builder Academy, that will inspire, train, and support girls and women in their transition to the digital sector. It will provide unemployed and vulnerable girls and women with high-quality and innovative content focusing on the essential technical and relational skills required to thrive in the digital economy. It will empower women and girls to use and navigate the internet safely, to secure a fulfilling job in the digital sector, to become excited about a career in Tech, or to start their own business online.
Through our leadership on Generation Equality Action Coalition on Technology & Innovation for Gender Equality, I commit to foster and create a structure - an international network of equality tech hubs - enabling collaboration between key stakeholders to accelerate the emergence, development, and financing of impactful and scalable programmes and actions to narrow the gender digital divide globally.